What is Flink Forward?

The future of data infrastructure is in real-time stream data processing. Flink Forward is the premier conference on Apache Flink®, one of the most popular systems for stream data processing and one of the most active big data projects in Apache Software Foundation.

The first edition of Flink Forward took place in 2015 at Kulturbrauerei in Berlin. The two-day conference had over 250 attendees from 16 countries. Sessions were organized in two tracks with over 30 technical presentations from Flink developers and one additional track with hands-on Flink training. In 2016, the conference grew and continued to innovate. Over two days of the conference, 350 participants joined presentations on the design and implementation of Alibaba’s Flink-based system and other production use cases, Apache Beam and its relationship with Flink, and the future development of Flink. Over 40 speakers offered 25 hours of technical talks in 3 parallel tracks. Flink enthusiasts were also invited to participate in hands-on training sessions on the third day of event.

Furthermore, for the first time Flink Forward will also take place in San Francisco on April 10-11, 2017. Please visit our website for more information: http://sf.flink-forward.org/

What is included in a Flink Forward Berlin registration?

Two Day Conference Ticket grants access to the conference on September 12-13 including Wifi, food and drinks.

Two Day Training + One Day Conference Ticket grants access to the training and conference on September 11-13 including Wifi, food and drinks.

I registered as a student but will be finishing my studies in September 2017. Can I still use the student registration?

Yes. Your student ID has to be valid until September 2017.

I am a contributor/committer at Apache Flink. Do I get a discount on tickets?

Contributors and committers will receive a discount on Early Bird and Standard Tickets.
Please contact hello@flink-forward.org for more information.

Can I return a Flink Forward ticket?

You can cancel your registration, but the cancellation fees have to be paid by the attendees themselves.

Which meals are included in food and drinks?

Food and drinks include breakfast, lunch, two coffee breaks and non-alcoholic beverages.

I am vegetarian/vegan/have a food allergy/on a special diet, where can I find the menu to check if the food served suits my diet?

There will be vegetarian food available. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions when you register for the event online and fill out the order form correctly.

Will you cover my travel and accommodation costs?

No, unfortunately not.

I’ll be taking part in the Call for Submissions. Do I have to register?

As an accepted speaker you get a free admission for the training on September 11 and the conference on September 12-13.

Do you have further questions that haven’t already been answered in the FAQs?

Don’t hesitate and get in touch: hello [at] flink-forward [dot] org